I want you liquid. I loved this book! A total must-read! The story After meeting a boy who looks to be a pretransitioned vampire, Bella decides to take him to the Brotherhood, along with her neighbor Mary, who knows the kid and can translate for him. The brothers recognize him as one of their own, with a warrior name of Tehrror. After a few dates, kisses and memory wipes, Rhage is torn between his emotions and his loyalty to the Brotherhood.
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Thank you also to everyone at New American Library--these books are truly a team effort. With love to Team Waud--you know who you are. This simply could not happen without you. Oh, and my WriterDog, Naamah. Congratulations on your promotion! Private guard with license to kill who is granted his or her position by the King. Act of mortal retribution, carried out typically by a male loved one. Black Dagger Brotherhood pr. Highly trained vampire warriors who protect their species against the Lessening Society.
As a result of selective breeding within the race, Brothers possess immense physical and mental strength, as well as rapid healing capabilities. They are not siblings for the most part, and are inducted into the Brotherhood upon nomination by the Brothers. Aggressive, self-reliant, and secretive by nature, they exist apart from civilians, having little contact with members of the other classes except when they need to feed.
They are the subjects of legend and objects of reverence within the vampire world. They may be killed only by the most serious of wounds, e. Male or female vampire who has been subjugated to serve the blood needs of another. The practice of keeping blood slaves has recently been outlawed. Female vampires who have been bred to serve the Scribe Virgin. They are considered members of the aristocracy, though they are spiritually rather than temporally focused.
Some have the ability to prognosticate. In the past, they were used to meet the blood needs of unmated members of the Brotherhood, and that practice has been reinstated by the Brothers. Symbol of honorable death in the Old Language. Dhunhd pr. Member of the servant class within the vampire world.
Doggen have old, conservative traditions about service to their superiors, following a formal code of dress and behavior.
They are able to go out during the day, but they age relatively quickly. Life expectancy is approximately five hundred years. A Chosen trained in the matter of sexual arts.
The evil or cursed twin, the one born second. Nontemporal realm where the dead reunite with their loved ones and pass eternity. First Family pr. The King and Queen of the vampires, and any children they may have. Custodian of an individual. There are varying degrees of ghardians, with the most powerful being that of a sehcluded female.
Male vampire who has been mated to a female. Males may take more than one female as mate. A person of power and influence. A term of endearment loosely translated as "dearest one. Order of slayers convened by the Omega for the purpose of eradicating the vampire species. De-souled human who targets vampires for extermination as a member of the Lessening Society.
Lessers must be stabbed through the chest in order to be killed; otherwise they are ageless. They do not eat or drink and are impotent.
Over time, their hair, skin, and irises lose pigmentation until they are blond, blushless, and pale eyed. They smell like baby powder. Inducted into the society by the Omega, they retain a ceramic jar thereafter into which their heart was placed after it was removed. A term of respect used by a sexual submissive to refer to his or her dominant.
Lhenihan pr. A mythic beast renowned for its sexual prowess. In modern slang, refers to a male of preternatural size and sexual stamina. Torture tool used to remove the eyes. Used both as an identifier and a term of affection. The masking of a given physical environment; the creation of a field of illusion. All males respond to some degree if they are around a female in her need.
It can be a dangerous time, with conflicts and fights breaking out between competing males, particularly if the female is not mated. A virgin. Malevolent, mystical figure who has targeted vampires for extinction out of resentment directed toward its sister, the Scribe Virgin.
Exists in a nontemporal realm and has extensive powers, though not the power of creation. Literal translation something close to "worthy of entering a female. Must be born to the title; it may not be conferred. Refers to a critical weakness in an individual. The weakness can be internal, such as an addiction, or external, such as a lover.
Ritual manner of assuaging honor granted by one who has offended another. If accepted, the offended chooses a weapon and strikes the offender, who presents him-or herself without defenses.
Mystical force who is counselor to the King as well as the keeper of vampire archives and the dispenser of privileges. Exists in a nontemporal realm and has extensive powers. Capable of a single act of creation, which she expended to bring the vampires into existence. Places the female under the sole direction of her ghardian, typically the eldest male in her household. Her ghardian then has the legal right to determine all manner of her life, restricting at will any and all interactions she has with the world.
Female vampire who has been mated to a male. Females generally do not take more than one mate due to the highly territorial nature of bonded males. Subspecies within the vampire race characterized by the ability and desire to manipulate emotions in others for the purposes of an energy exchange , among other traits. Historically, they have been discriminated against and, during certain eras, hunted by vampires. They are near extinction. Sacred vault of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Used as a ceremonial site as well as a storage facility for the jars of lessers. Ceremonies performed there include inductions, funerals, and disciplinary actions against Brothers. No one may enter except for members of the Brotherhood, the Scribe Virgin, or candidates for induction. Word used between males of mutual respect and affection. Translated loosely as "beloved friend. Thereafter, he or she must drink the blood of the opposite sex to survive and is unable to withstand sunlight.
Occurs generally in the mid-twenties. Some vampires do not survive their transitions, males in particular. Prior to their transitions, vampires are physically weak, sexually unaware and unresponsive, and unable to dematerialize.
Member of a species separate from that of Homo sapiens. Vampires must drink the blood of the opposite sex to survive. Human blood will keep them alive, though the strength does not last long.
Following their transitions, which occur in their mid-twenties, they are unable to go out into sunlight and must feed from the vein regularly. Vampires cannot "convert" humans through a bite or transfer of blood, though they are in rare cases able to breed with the other species.
Vampires can dematerialize at will, though they must be able to calm themselves and concentrate to do so and may not carry anything heavy with them. They are able to strip the memories of humans, provided such memories are short-term. Some vampires are able to read minds. Life expectancy is upward of a thousand years, or in some cases, even longer. An individual who has died and returned to the living from the Fade.
They are accorded great respect and are revered for their travails. Equivalent of a godfather or godmother to an individual. As Rhage transferred his weight from one shitkicker to the other, he felt like his bloodstream had come to a soft boil and the bubbles were tickling the underside of every fucking square inch of his flesh.
Random muscle fibers misfired all over his body, the spasms causing fingers to twitch, knees to jerk, shoulders to tighten like he was about to go tennis racket on something. It was the campus from Dead Poets Society. Assuming everyone had packed up after the movie had been shot in and nobody had touched a fucking thing since.
But the facilities were not empty.
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